During the week of May 6 - 12, 2018 the Nashville Public Library is partnering with HEAR Nashville and the Nashville Sertoma Club to collect hearing aids that are no longer being used. It doesn't matter if they are old or new; used or never used, analog or digital, In-the-Ear (ITE), In-the-Canal (ITC), or Behind-the-Ear (BTE). Any brand or model will be accepted. Hearing aid batteries that have not expired will also be accepted.
All donated hearing aids will be evaluated at Vanderbilt Bill Wilkerson Center, and if deemed reusable, will be refurbished and used for the HEAR Nashville loaner bank. If the hearing aids cannot be used in the loaner bank, then the aids are submitted to a national manufacturer who then issues credits towards new hearing aids for qualified low income applicants through the Hear Now (Starkey Hearing Foundation) program. It takes about 30-35 hearing aids to earn a set of new digital hearing aids for a low income person who is hard of hearing.
For more information about HEAR Nashville click here.
Save the hearing aids you don't know what to do with and we will share drop-off locations in Nashville, soon! If you live in another part of the state and would like to donate your hearing aids, please email or call the Library Services for the Deaf & Hard of Hearing at (800) 342-3262 (Voice), (615) 290-5211 (Videophone) or email@example.com. We will see about making arrangements to have them shipped us.
Please stay tuned for more information!